The officials said the police will review

  • Besides the Mirwaiz, the security cover to Hurriyat Conference leaders Prof.” His wife Dr Bilqees Shah said: “I’m married to Shah Sahib for the last 22 years.They also said that other wholesale sofa cover facilities, if any, provided by the government to these leaders would also be withdrawn forthwith. It’s not an issue for us”. He was offered it a couple of times, but he refused to accept it.A statement issued by the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Conference said: “The government and its propagandist anti-Kashmir media had repeatedly been racking up the issue of police personnel having been provided to the resistance leadership to politicise the issue, knowing fully well that it has no bearing nor can it in any way change the reality of the lingering Kashmir dispute or the situation on ground or affect our principled stand and outlook regarding its resolution”.

    ”The Mirwaiz said he had never asked for security and that its withdrawal would not make any difference to him.He added that the withdrawal of security cover to him would not stop him from asking for a resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per the wishes and aspirations of its people, nor can it lead to any curtailment of his engagements as religious and political leader.Mr Qureshi had along with his cousin Ashraf Qureshi hijacked an Indian Airlines Fokker Friendship aircraft on January 30, 1971 en route from Srinagar to Jammu and took it to Lahore.“After my father was assassinated, some police officials visited our home to say that I am being provided security cover by the government. The state’s winter capital was brought under indefinite curfew and the police and paramilitary personnel were fanned out in the city on Friday to enforce it after incidents of arson and attacks on the members of Muslim community during a bandh called by Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry against the “massacre” of CRPF jawans in the Pulwama suicide attack.

    Earlier, the J&K government had issued a formal order saying that all security personnel and vehicles provided to the separatists will stand withdrawn by Sunday evening.The officials said the police will review if there are any other separatist leaders who have security or any other government-provided facilities, which will be withdrawn immediately as well.Union home minister Rajnath Singh had during his visit to Srinagar on Friday said that security given to people getting funds from Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI should be reviewed. The Army has held flag marches in some areas of Jammu and heightened security at some other sensitive places to help the police and Central armed forces maintain law and order.